The BAF Horticultural Show

The Federation’s first horticultural show which took place in August 2014 was so successful that it was decided to make it an annual event. It is a successor to the horticultural element of the Friern Barnet summer show which was discontinued in 2012. Federation allotment holders and their immediate families may enter produce in one or more of over 150 different classes; including vegetables, fruit, cut flowers, potted plants and home made produce.

The show is held on a Sunday, with time for setting up and staging on the previous day. The judging takes place on the Sunday morning, following which the show is open for viewing during which time the prizes are awarded and the day ends with an auction of the produce exhibited. Both Barnet allotment holders and the general public are welcomed to the viewing.

Any queries about the show should be addressed to the competition secretary, Isobel Exell, at barnetallotmentfederation@gmail.com.


The 2017 show will take place on Sunday 20 August, with staging taking place on Saturday 19 August. It is hoped that societies will encourage as many of their members as possible to participate this year.   

The show schedule, which contains the timetable, the competition rules and details of the various vegetable and domestic classes is available by clicking here.  The front sheet may be printed and used as a poster for notice boards.
 
The schedule has a number of changes from last year’s, so please take some time to go through it. There is a new section for new plot holders / first time exhibitors and the organisers hope that this might encourage more entries; there are also some changes to the vegetable and domestic classes. In addition to members entering their produce, jams, cakes, preserves and flowers, they are also invited to bake cakes for sale with teas.
 
Entry forms , which should be completed by participants and returned by 16 August are available by clicking here; payment can be made on staging day (19 August).
 
If you have any queries, do please get in touch with Isobel Exell – email to barnetallotmentfederation@gmail.com.
 

The 2016 show took place on Saturday 20th August at Rathbone Allotments, Ryalls Court, Oakleigh Road South, N20 0RY.

Click here for a report of the show.

Click here for a list of those who were successful in the various classes, to whom cups and certificates were presented.

Click here to see a selection of photographs of the show. (To enlarge a picture, or to see a slideshow, just click on the image.)


The 2015 show took place on Saturday 22 August at Rathbone Allotments, Ryalls Court, Oakleigh Road South, N20 0RY.

Click here for a report of the show.

Click here for a list of those who were successful in the various classes, to whom cups and certificates were presented.

Click here to see a selection of photographs of the show. (To enlarge a picture, or to see a slideshow, just click on the image.)